Two Big Wins for Wildlife!

Thanks to the persistent voices of hundreds of thousands of wildlife advocates like you, moments ago on June 29th Congress passed a Transportation Package that includes the potential for the largest investment in wildlife conservation inU.S. history and two very important wins for wildlife against Big Oil:

*More than two years into the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, today Congress passed the RESTORE Act, which ensures that money from BP’s oil spill fines will be dedicated to Gulf Coast restoration–a big win for brown pelicans, dolphins, and sea turtles that are still being impacted by the oil spill disaster that began in April 2010.

*It was a hard fight, but the legislation passed today does NOT include language that would have forced approval of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, which would put endangered whooping cranes and swift foxes at risk of toxic oil spills while also driving a rapid expansion of habitat-destroying tar sands operations that could put the lives of thousands of Canada’s wolves and caribou at risk.

You’ve helped achieve a tremendous victory for wildlife today through the many ways you’ve worked to hold your elected officials accountable to protecting America‘s wildlife.